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A strong performance by every member of the Luverne tennis team propelled the Cardinals to a 7-0 home win over the Pipestone Arrows Thursday. The match was a competitive one with four of the battles reaching three sets, but the Cards prevailed in every showdown to up their league record to 3-0. “...
The Luverne Cardinals slipped to 1-1 in Big South Conference volleyball play after dropping a three-set match Thursday in Marshall. Luverne did test the Tigers in the second and third sets of the night, but it wasn’t enough to keep Marshall from registering a 3-0 victory. After securing a 25-13 win...
The Adrian volleyball team evened its Red Rock Conference record at 1-1 with a league victory in Westbrook Thursday. Taking on the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers in conference play, the visiting Dragons came out on the winning end of a 3-1 decision. W-WG opened the match by pulling out a 25-23 win...
The Ellsworth volleyball team was unable to notch its first Red Rock Conference conquest Thursday in Okabena. Taking on Heron Lake-Okabena on its home court, the Panthers came up on the short end of a 3-0 decision. The Wildcats rolled to 25-9 and 25-8 wins in the first two sets before securing a 25...
Hills-Beaver Creek's Sidney Fick attempts to tip the ball over the hands of Luverne blocker Alexis Ferrell during Tuesday's match in Luverne.
The Luverne volleyball team put an end to a two-match stretch of dropping volleyball matches to Hills-Beaver Creek Sept. 12 in Luverne. After dropping the opening set to the Patriots in the annual battle between Rock County squads, Luverne reeled of three consecutive victories to pull out a 3-1 win...
Junior Cassie Cunningham posted a pair of 6-2 wins at third singles during Tuesday's home win over Worthington.
The Luverne Cardinals ran their Big South Conference Western Division tennis record to 2-0 with a seven-point home win over the Worthington Trojans Tuesday. Luverne won six of the seven matches in straight sets and didn’t lose a set in singles competition. “Our singles, once again, played really...
I received an unexpected text message as I was writing about the Luverne football game Friday night. Ever since reading the content of the message, my duties as a sports editor have been rendered somewhat meaningless. Based on the e-mails we swapped earlier in the day, I wasn’t expecting to connect...
The Adrian cross country runners tested their skills at the Marshall Invitational Monday. Adrian fielded a complete girls’ team for the meet, while the AHS boys were incomplete. The Dragons capped a 12-team girls’ field with 280 points. Marshall nailed down the team title with 27 points. Moriah...
The Ellsworth cross country team wrapped up a busy week that included competing at three meets in seven days Monday in Iowa. The Panthers fielded a complete junior varsity squad to run in the junior varsity race at the West Lyon Invitational, staged by Lake Pajoha near Inwood. Ellsworth turned in a...
The Adrian Dragons won three consecutive matches to take top honors at the Sibley-Ocheyedan Quadrangular Monday in Sibley, Iowa. Adrian won six consecutive sets against all three teams it faced during the event. The Dragons opened the night by besting Ellsworth by 21-10 and 21-13 tallies. Adrian...

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